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Insight: Climate-Smart Agriculture / "Anything Worth Doing" / "Ordinary Days" / Sound Advice: Brubeck Festival

Published March 21, 2013

Climate-Smart Agriculture - California grows nearly half of the nation's fruits, nuts and vegetables, and generates nearly twice as many agricultural dollars as Texas. That's why scientists in the state agree we need to protect our multi-billion dollar food production industry from climate change. Many of these scientists are gathering right now at UC Davis with policymakers to figure out how the world's agricultural producers can grow more food for more people in the face of a shifting and no-longer-predictable global climate. The Climate-Smart Agriculture Global Science Conference runs through Friday.

"Anything Worth Doing" - Jon Barker and Clancy Reece are "unconventional" adventurers who lived by the motto that "anything worth doing is worth overdoing." Jo Deurbrouck tells the tale of their largely undocumented journey down one of the West's great rivers - Idaho's Salmon River - in her new book "Anything Worth Doing." She joins us in studio to talk about the tragic run the friends set out to do when the Salmon was at its peak.

"Ordinary Days" - We continue our Theater Week coverage with a look at New Helvetia Theatre's latest production "Ordinary Days." The relatively young company has made a name for itself in Sacramento by bringing lesser known musical theater to the region. "Ordinary Days," written by Adam Gwon, is a contemporary chamber musical in one act. We'll talk with New Helvetia Fouding Artistic Director Connor Mickiewicz, who's also starring in the production, and actress Courtney Glass about what it's like to bring newer works to Sacramento.

Sound Advice: Brubeck Festival - In this week's edition of Sound Advice, we talk with the Brubeck Institute's Simon Rowe about the Brubeck Festival now underway at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. We'll talk about the legacy of Dave Brubeck, what you might hear if you attend the festival and we'll hear music from some of the main acts performing including Tom Harrell, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Brubeck Brothers.


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